We at UNDP in Armenia recently invited the brilliant folks over at Futuregov to come to Yerevan and see if they could quantify the progress in our own innovation work to date. They made an assessment of the work of our innovation lab Kolba, and gave us recommendations to help us expand the innovation mind-set throughout… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Development 2.0
The world is changing fast—and so must our approaches to persistent development issues. An ever-increasing number of people and devices and objects now generate data – social networks, mass media, transportation, mobile phones, credit cards, etc. What matters now is not how much data we have, but rather what can we do with all of… Read more »
This journey began during the first Social Innovation Lab organized by UNDP in Belarus back in September 2014. Local NGO ‘Center for Environmental Solutions’ winning idea back then was called Greenmap.by – an online resource and mobile app providing information on available recycling points in a number of cities around the country.. Since then – with… Read more »
We often consider the buildings we’re constructing as comfortable and accessible for all. How often do we remember what a challenge they can be for those living with disabilities?
Are you an open data champion from Europe and/or Central Asia looking an e-place to call home? Without further ado, let me welcome you to ODECA. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and stay a while!
Did you know that Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the largest ancient forest in all of Europe? Herodotus wrote about this UNESCO World Heritage Listed site way back in the the 5th century B.C.
In the not-too-distant future, data generated by governments, businesses, and citizens will be used to provide quicker, more holistic understandings of the world around us. At UNDP, we are hard at work exploring the potential of the data revolution, and how that data can be used in measuring the new sustainable development goals (SDGs).
For two days in June, Macedonians will have the chance to take part in the country’s first-ever climate change hackathon. This nationwide competition is designed to tap into the talents of budding programmers to come up with new ideas for upgrading the Skopje Green Route app. The winning idea will be awarded US $1,000, while… Read more »
Only last year, it seemed like a dream. The challenge? Making Ostrog Primary School, located in the sunny coastal town of Kastel Luksic, the first energy independent school in Croatia. But our dream became a reality – thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign we supported with our local partners.
Over a year has passed since we started discussing how to leverage behavioural insights to tackle tuberculosis in Moldova. Back then Alex described how – together with BIT – we wanted to understand TB patients’ behaviour in order to identify the bottlenecks in adhering to treatment.